The Sustainability Collective is an inclusive and diverse group of people, led by our student environment captains made up of interested parents, staff, students and community members. Established in 2009, the group aims to assist the college to be a sustainable school. Some achievements include:
- developing our carbon neutral action plan,
- creation of a zero waste to landfill policy,
- establishing the Murnong revegetation project and annual year 7 planting day
- the annual carbon -neutral pedal powered cinema!
Due to covid restrictions, the group ceased face to face meetings in 2020. Now that we hope to return to some kind of normality, we are hoping to pick up that lost momentum and reach out to community members who may like to get involved with sustainability projects at MGC.
One covid-safe way to do this is to meet outside and work on improving the biodiversity of our area. Throughout 2021, MGC has strengthened our partnership with the City of Yarra and the Richmond branch of the Australian Conservation Foundation to continue our biodiversity rehabilitation work on the banks of the Yarra. The ACF have organized a monthy working bee that is open to their members and members of the MGC community to carry out weeding and landscaping work on the community revegetation project along the river bank between the MGC main building and the Yarra bike path.
We would welcome your attendance!
When: Third Saturday of each month (starting Saturday 19th February)
Time: 9am- 11
Where: Meet at gate 6 on the River side of the school (near the MGC boat house)
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Please RSVP to Sustainability Andrew Vance if you plan on attending. There is no expectation to attend all working bees, you are welcome to attend any number.
We are keen to re-establish the MGC Sustainability Collective at some stage in 2022. It may become a community group that meets virtually or it may take return to its more traditional form. In the meantime, we would love your involvement in the Monthly Murnong working bees. Please reach out to Sustainability coordinator Mr Andrew Vance firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to be involved or if you would like to share your thoughts and suggestions about sustainability projects at MGC (biodiversity, energy, waste and water conservation), or simply to find out more about what we are already doing in this space.